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Squat anemone shrimp
Thor amboinensis
(De Man, 1888)

Description:
The body color is a light brownish gray, with three cream to white saddles, one over the carapace, and several cream to white spots. The spots and saddles may have dark blue outlines. Small antennae. The eyes have the same color as the saddles and spots, and appear therefore very large.
Size: ca. 1 cm.

Habitat:
Typical anemone shrimp, often associates with Giant anemone Condylactis gigantea, Sun anemone Stichodactyla helianthus and Elegant anemone Actinoporus elegans.
Depth: ranges from 2 m down to 20 m.

Distribution:
All over the Caribbean.

Squat anemone shrimp (Thor amboinensis)